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Castel Sant'Elmo

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Address: Via Tito Angelini 20, 80129, Naples, Italy
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+39 081 229 4401
8:30 am - 6:30 pm
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A great view from here!

From the bay of Naples we could see Castel Sant'Elmo high above the city and just had to go there. It was a long way but the funicular railway made the journey different and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the bay of Naples we could see Castel Sant'Elmo high above the city and just had to go there. It was a long way but the funicular railway made the journey different and exciting. Once there we went straight to the top of the castle....in a lift!!!! That was a first! The castle is enormous and there are people... More 

Thank elaine2732
Ravenna, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's not possible to visit the castle rooms, but you can walk and take great pictures of Naples gulf, with Vesuvio vulcan, islands and of course Naples. My wife and I visited it with our 5 months baby and his stroller. Get the metro, walk few minutes and simply enjoy the panorama!

Thank gigaiugi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing the views from on top Vesuvius, you leave thinking you can't find a better view than that. You can. The Castel Sant'Elmo has panoramic views of all of Naples and Vomero and although a simple castle, the views are beyond phenomenal. You'll be saying "wow" the whole time. For €5 entrance fee, and a quick elevator ride, you... More 

Thank Matthew A
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

great landmark and amazing views. quite a distance up but take one of the lifts and walk around the area. worth taking a walk back to city centre via the steps rounte it gives a real feel of the city and culture. worth the trip up for the views not a lot else there other than a small art gallery... More 

Thank Juliet O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

Best panoramic views on all of Naples, Vesuvius and the gulf. Breath-taking scenes. Might be not easy to reach by feet, since it is quite high uphill thus better to take funicular or bus.

Thank Arkadiy D
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

At the first sight, it is a long way to walk till the Castel. The ancien jail is not interesting by itself (inside) but the Castel and the place are just wonderful. Panorama pictures. Do not forget an hat...hot up there.. and thirsty !

Thank Epicurien03
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

This was worth the climb - lots of interesting residences to walk by up a cobblestone path - and a view at the end to make it worthwhile. We just walked in and saw fantastic carriages from Napoleonic times, antique royalty boats, paintings, statues, etc. I found it breathtaking at times!

Thank Martosh
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Best on a clear day. Be aware that you don't actually enter the castle. Rather, after paying the entrance fee, you walk down a drive and then up a ramp that leads to the ramparts around the castle. The views are spectacular -- we were able to spot many of the sites we had visited during the previous days of... More 

Thank dennisfr
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

i visited the site in night time but it was very nice and a popular spot to meet up..there are a lot of stairs but it is manageable

Thank Katarina E
Zaandam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

This place gives you a great viewing point if jot just the city but is has Vesuvius in the back you can see Capri and even Sorrento on a clear day. We drove our scooter up in afternoon rush hour so getting to Elmo with hardly anybody there was great after a good 30 minutes of intend driving and honking... More 

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